This is Holy Week!

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Dear Friends,

We are now in the most sacred week of the Christian year, when we remember Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for us.  Greater love has no one than this, that they lay down their life for their friends.

On Thursday evening we will gather together for our Maundy Thursday service, where we will wash one another’s feet and break bread together, in remembrance of the events in that upper room where Jesus met with his disciples.  This begins at 7 p.m.

Then on Good Friday we will gather at 11 a.m. for our Tenebrae Service.  In this moving liturgy, we read the story of the last hours of Jesus’ life, and as we read, seven candles are extinguished on the altar.  We leave the church in darkness and silence.

And then we will gather on Easter Sunday, again at 11 a.m., for our joyful Easter Sunday Eucharist as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead!   This will be followed by a potluck and Easter egg hunt!

There will be many readings telling the story of Easter during our three special services, details can be found via this link!

On Good Friday we will be singing the hymns When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, O Sacred Head Now Wounded, How deep the Father’s love for us, My Song is Love Unknown, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord, and O Love that Will Not Let Me Go.  

And then on Easter Sunday we will be singing Jesus Christ is Risen Today, The Day of Resurrection, Christ is Alive, and Thine Be the Glory.  Our special choir will be singing Up from the Grave He Arose.

I hope that if you are in Chiang Mai you can join with us!

Last week’s Palm Sunday service can be viewed via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Easter Services

Sunday    25th March      11 a.m. Palm Sunday Service
with Parade of the Palms.

Thursday 29th March       7 p.m.  Maundy Thursday
Service with Taizé music
and feet washing

Friday      30th March       11 a.m. Good Friday Service

Sunday    1st April            11 a.m. Easter Worship
(followed by potluck and
Easter Egg hunt)

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.  All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,

Iain

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